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That is shocking to me. I find it to be incredibly rich and detailed and quite warm and musical

Well, I have very limited experience with the Vega, auditioned it while on holiday in Japan but fwiw, of the DAC's which I tried I liked it best, to me it sounded better than the vastly more expensive TotalDAC D1 The store also carried the entire MSB diamond range with their various stacks/options but given their price point and the rate of change/depreciation in dac-technology I passed, perhaps a pity.  But based on that very limited audition I wouldn't say the Vega is too cold/analytical.

 

That being said, I've come to realise that there's no such thing as a perfect solution for me: depending on my mood /music I listen to I prefer either a neutral rendition (say, 75% of the time) or something slightly more lush/warm.  Have come to realise that 1 setup leads to frustration as I'm never totally happy so for the neutral side I stick with ss gear and -just imo which is worth as much as anyone's- I feel that if any colouring is desired in general one should aim to attain it via a judicious choice of headphones and perhaps eq but keeping the rest of the chain as neutral as possible, don't believe in coloured dacs/amps for that. 

 

For the warmer experience I think more and more that nothing beats tubes and if there's anything on my short term purchase list then it might be a tube dac or a tube amp that has the juice to take my 6 to the max.  Currently mainly listen to my souped-up DV-337 with the HE-500 for that aspect and with the right tubes it's heaven.  But unfortunately it lacks the juice to properly power the HE-6.  When I get back to Europe next summer I'll look into a Leben amp.

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Since the introduction of the model HE-6, how many revisions are there?

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Since the introduction of the model HE-6, how many revisions are there?

I don't know but I hope they don't muck it up with trendy nonsense. Leave it alone, it's a classic!
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I don't know but I hope they don't muck it up with trendy nonsense. Leave it alone, it's a classic!

My 2013 version sounds great! Think maybe they went two revisions?

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My 2013 version sounds great! Think maybe they went two revisions?

 

I'm not too sure about my revision. I got them during the intro pricing, so I think they're among the early releases. I do know I love 'em.

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I'm not too sure about my revision. I got them during the intro pricing, so I think they're among the early releases. I do know I love 'em.

Once I got the SX-D7000 behind 'em, I did too!

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Once I got the SX-D7000 behind 'em, I did too!

 

I think mine are due for a date with the Aleph again soon.

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I think mine are due for a date with the Aleph again soon.

Mono blocking?

:popcorn:

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Mono blocking?

:popcorn:

 

 

*sigh* not yet..have not found a set of 0's yet.

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What do you think of this? http://app.audiogon.com/listings/solid-state-pass-labs-aleph-0s-amp-2014-03-24-amplifiers-08822

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I had a pre-order pair for about two years. I blew them on a careless accident. The latest is a 13 pair. Darryl always felt the early pair had less bass presence.
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Why that amp ??
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Sexy beast!
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